Australian Defence Force Pay

 The Australian Government understands that the work performed by members of the Australian Defence Force is unique and crucial to our nation and our security. In recognition of these unique circumstances, the Government has decided to increase the pay for ADF personnel to two per cent per annum, over the life of the agreement, with…

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Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Bill 2012

Mr COULTON  (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (19:30): I too rise tonight to speak on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012. These bills establish the a new national regulator and regulatory framework for the not-for-profit sector, and provides the powers that the…

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Australia’s Freight Rail Network- Question Without Notice

 My question is to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Will the Deputy Prime Minister outline what the government is doing to improve Australia’s freight rail network?   Mr TRUSS (Wide Bay–Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) (14:22): I thank the honourable member for his question. I…

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Artlands Dubbo 2016 receives Commonwealth support

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s support for Artlands Dubbo 2016, the Regional Arts Australia national conference and arts festival.   “I am very pleased to announce that Regional Arts NSW Limited will receive over $77,000 towards the opening ceremony of Artlands Dubbo 2016, taking place in October this year,”…

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Appropriation Bill (No.4)

Mr COULTON (Parkes-The Nationals Chief Whip) (16:34): While I do not want to be critical of my friend and colleague the member for Shortland, I have never heard such claptrap and propaganda in all my life. She issued a challenge to visit her schools. She should come to the school at Louth in my electorate.…

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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013, Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2012-2013, Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013, Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2011-2012, Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2011-2012

  Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (21:20): I too rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2012-13 and related bills, and the recently-brought-down federal budget. I was quite interested to listen to my colleague from Braddon, in Tasmania-I am always fascinated to know what goes on across the other side of the…

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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013, Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2012-2013, Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013, Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2011-2012, Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2011-2012

Mr COULTON (Parkes–The Nationals Chief Whip) (21:20): I too rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2012-13 and related bills, and the recently-brought-down federal budget. I was quite interested to listen to my colleague from Braddon, in Tasmania-I am always fascinated to know what goes on across the other side of the ditch-but…

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Apply now for Federal Government grants

There is an abundance of Federal Government funding currently on offer for individuals, communities and industry groups, and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging those in his electorate to apply now. The $20 million Volunteer Grants round is just one of many grant programs offering financial assistance, with applications closing soon. “I strongly encourage…

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